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Today, the Marlin Firearms Company may be best known for its high-quality, small-caliber, semi-auto, and lever action rifles. In its 150+ years of history, Marlin has manufactured almost every type of firearm and survived two World Wars, the Great Depression, and a long history of ups and downs. Marlin firearms have been used for purposes like hunting, personal protection, and even war. The following dates are historical highlights of this influential company:   1870s John Mahlon Marlin left a Colt plant and began making firearms under his own name. The firearms he built include multiple single-shot models and revolvers. Because of...

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The Remington factory in Ilion, New York, is the oldest factory in the United States of America that still produces its original product. The company E. Remington and Sons founded this factory in 1816 and has a long, rich history deeply ingrained in our country. Unfortunately, Remington's long history has low points that have seriously threatened its ability to survive and continue producing high-quality weapons. These low points began with slumping sales in the late nineties and early 2000s, causing Remington to accumulate significant debt. Though the company has changed ownership many times, it has struggled to report profits since...

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Imagine this scenario: You woke hours before dawn, loaded your equipment in your vehicle, headed to your perfect hunting spot, began unloading your gear, and realized you’d forgotten a vital item required to complete the hunt. This could be a map to get you to your site or even legally required safety equipment. Any good hunter knows a successful hunting trip begins before you leave your home. It will be immensely difficult to have an effective hunt if you do not acquire the right gear and prepare correctly. This list comprises five must-haves for hunters that intend to bring home...

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Marlin Firearms, owned by Sturm, Ruger, & Co., are known for their reliability and quality. The brand has produced a strong, diverse line of hunting rifles since its creation in the late 1800s. These classic American rifles have bolt-action, autoloading, and lever-action options, so everyone can find a weapon they’re happy to use while hunting. It is not difficult to see why Marlin rifles show up on many lists of recommended weapons to purchase for hunting. Unfortunately, Marlin magazines are not easy to locate. These high-quality weapons work best with magazines manufactured specifically for them, so choosing more accessible, lower-quality...

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Marlin firearms, one of the original American hunting rifles, are finally making a long-awaited market comeback. Since Ruger acquired Remington Outdoor, there’s been a great deal of speculation and excitement surrounding the potential resurgence of these famous, American-made rifles and American-made hunting magazines. Now, these classic rifles are being produced once again, so we’re here to share the story and look at what Marlin has created recently.  What Happened to Marlin Rifles?    For a time, Remington Outdoor was struggling financially before proceeding to file bankruptcy in 2020. Shortly after that, the company was purchased by Ruger. This alone presented...

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